Monday, January 09, 2006

Not Annoying. Really.

It appears that our President has signed a new law that includes a prohibition on posting annoying Web messages or sending annoying e-mail messages without disclosing your true identity.
I haven't seen the actual text yet, and this restriction is OBVIOUSLY unconstitutional, but I'm playing it safe. My identity is now revealed in the upper left region of this blog. Here's one of many stories about the law's text.

UPDATE: There's a fierce debate about whether this law legislates anything new or poses a problem. I'm following Lawrence Lessig's advice: I don't want to be arrested for this """crime""", because the primary right US law bestows upon me is to can hire an expensive lawyer to try to prove I'm okay.

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